Ralph Hodgkinson provides a primer on tools of the woodworker, primarily axes, adzes, and hatchets.

He outlines general definitions of these three categories of woodworking tools and then provides entries on different types of tools within these categories.

Each entry explains the historical origins of the tools and how woodworkers used them.

Drawings and diagrams are visual aids for Hodgkinson’s descriptions.

This primer is useful in identifying objects and also bolstering interpretation of woodworking tools.

Technical Leaflet #28 (1965)